Monday, May 25, 2009
It's Memorial Day. Lots of people will be picnicking, cooking out, camping and celebrating the beginning of summer. Most school-age kids are free for the next couple of months. And sometimes in the hustle and bustle of our holiday plans, we forget what this day means.
It is a day of remembrance. Hundreds of thousands of men and women have given their lives to defend our freedom. Many of them are at rest in places unknown and many are resting on foreign shores.
To those who have given their lives for our country, your sacrifices are not forgotten.
To those who have served and returned, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
To those who are currently serving, I salute you and say a prayer for your safe return.